AUGUST 11th READER: VINCENT TORO

Vincent Toro holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Rutgers University. Vincent is a Pushcart Prize nominee and a finalist for the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize, The Beatrice Hawley Award, and the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize.  He has been published in Rattapallax, The Paterson Literary Review, Vallum, Bordersenses, Kweli Literary Journal, The Buenos Aires Review, and in the anthologies Coloring Book: An Anthology of Multicultural Poems and Stories, CHORUS, and The Waiting Room Reader. Vincent’s plays have been produced Off-Broadway at INTAR, Teatro La Tea, The San Pedro Playhouse, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, and The Spanish Repertory Theater, where his play “21” was awarded the Nuestras Voces Playwriting Prize. Vincent has performed his poetry at venues in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Texas including The Poet’s House, The Nuyorican Poets Café, The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, Gemini Ink, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the 2006 Dodge Poetry Festival. He lives and teaches in the Bronx, with his wife, Punk Poet Grisel.

 FROM HIS POEM, Scarification:

“by a glance.                        The eye

 shears potential from marble.

The impossible question

is a laceration,   a penumbra cast

over a lake of clipped ivy.”

 

Toro Afropunk

 

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

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